Category Archives: Miscellaneous

The Military Service Act 1916 – One Hundred Years On

You might not know this, but exactly 100 years ago today, on the 27th January 1916, the British Government passed the Military Service Act, which made all single men between the ages of eighteen and forty one liable to be … Continue reading

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A Final Foray

Last day, the train leaves soon after five.  Still, plenty of time for one final foray into Flanders’ muddy fields.  This is the isolated No Man’s Cot Cemetery.

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Flanders Fields Strikes Back

Not too pleasant out there today.  So we decide that a trip to Kortrijk (Courtrai), and the Kortrijk 1302 museum, might be in order.

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Another Afternoon in Flanders Fields

So, down into France today.  It started like this…

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An Afternoon in Flanders Fields

So here we are again.  I can’t tell you how good it feels to be tramping these fields once more.

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Get the beer in…

Right, the time has come.  Getting Flanders withdrawal symptoms.  It’s been a while now.  Baldrick, are you ready for an adventure or two?  Maybe Nieppe and Langemark this time.  But when?  I know.  How about this weekend? Good man.  Sorted.

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The Opening Ceremony of the Muslim Burial Ground Peace Garden

I was privileged to be invited to the opening ceremony of the Muslim Burial Ground Peace Garden on Horsell Common today.

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